Thrifted Treasure: Red Snakeskin, Velvet, and Leopard | Thriftanista in the City

12.08.2011

Thrifted Treasure: Red Snakeskin, Velvet, and Leopard

Last weekend I attended the Makeup and Martinis Chicago. I wore the red snakeskin print blouse I thrifted in Ohio for about $.65. I love animal print but this is my first snakeskin print. It's also nipped in the waist peplum style which I lovecg.

I paired it with my thrifted velvet Banana Republic pants. They're wide legged and extremely long. My goal is to shorten and make them more of a straight leg.

The belt is an old thrifted item that I adore. I wear it all the time. I brought it out because I was feeling a bit Christmas-y with just the red and black. Coincidently, there was a vendor at the event who was going and on about people wearing too much animal print. Is there such a thing?

Just look at all that excitement on my face.
Me with Cj of Love Your Naps.
I won the ticket for the event via a contest on her blog.
What is the cheapest item you have ever thrifted? Double animal print? Have you? Would you?

15 comments

Fashion Pad said...

I can't believe that top was only 65 cent!!! Aweome purchase! You looked fab too :-)

Cherrie J. said...

Umm that vendor is so wrong lol! You can never wear enough leopard print lol! Your blouse is so gorgeous! And for $0.65 thats my kind of deal! I love the accent of the belt...the whole outfit is superb! I thrifted a whole bunch of items for $0.26 each once! It was amazing to say the least.

-Cherrie
CherrieAmore.com

Mama Violet said...

@Cherrie J. *thriftgasm* .26? I need to to journey to road trip it to your city.

Mama Violet said...

Thanks, Ladies!

Mama Violet said...

@Fashion Pad It was 75% off at a goodwill. There weren't a lot of goodies left when I got there but I'm glad I got something.

Jenny said...

You should link up with What I Wore Wednesday at The Pleated Poppy (http://thepleatedpoppy.com/blog/)... if you want some extra blog traffic, and who doesn't? Cute outfit, and GREAT price!

Style4Curves said...

That top is GORCHESS!!!!!!!!!!! the cheapest thing I ever thrifted was 3.00 :( U guys deals are making me want to go thrifting now!! lolll
www.style4cuves.blogspot.com

Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Is it wrong of me to say that with your exotic great looks you can get away with a lot of stuff that on other women would look disco-y or old lady like?

I marvel at your great style!

Mama Violet said...

@Jenny thanks! I'll check it out.

Mama Violet said...

@Style4Curves thanks! $3 is my normal max price for a thrifted item. Following your style now.

Mama Violet said...

@Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) Exotic? thanks, I think. :)

I think confidence is all that's really needed to pull off any look.

jeanofalltrades said...

Love the look! The top reminds me of a black and red Marc Jacobs snakeskin blouse I wanted. I couldn't justifiy the price tag, but sixty-five cents? Wow!

~ Daisha said...

Now that, my girl, is my kind of shopping!!! 65 cents!!!! Wow!! I love, love, love this top & the pants! Red and black looks awesome on you!

Mama Violet said...

@jeanofalltrades it was practically free. I love it!

Mama Violet said...

@~ Daisha thank you!

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